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Drama

Do you often rehearse your speech about winning the Oscar in front of a mirror?

Do you dream about being surrounded by your fans?

Do you want to become the next William Shakespeare or Polly Stenham?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the Drama Department at Prospect School is the perfect place for you!

The Drama Department is a colourful and exciting place to be! We encourage our students to be themselves and reveal their true talents as we always remind them that the theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It is so much life. After all, all the world’s a stage!

Throughout each Key Stage, our students are taught a variety of performing and practical skills that help them build their self-confidence and fall in love with Drama. In KS3, the students are introduced to the magical world of theatre and imagination through various activities which show them that Drama is a significant, challenging but also creative subject! In KS4, the students carry on with their thrilling trip to fantasy and apply the knowledge they have gained so far to their own work! Everything they learn in both Key Stages is based on AQA’s exam board and we make sure that by the time they take their GCSE exams, they will have covered everything needed for them to be successful!

There is a number of exciting opportunities to keep you amused and allow you to showcase your true talent within the year. Our Christmas and Summer Drama Performances allow our students to show their skills and gifts which prove how good we are!

We teach you that you can be whatever you want! If you desire to be an actor, a playwright, a director or work backstage as a member of the technical crew; the Drama Department at Prospect School is the right choice for you!

So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us to the depths of illusion and magic!

 
CURRICULUM PLAN

KEY STAGE

YEAR

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

KEY STAGE 3

7

 Introduction to Drama.

Drama Tools and Skills.

Drama terms and definitions. Skills that an actor/actress has to acquire for a successful performance.

 

Characterisation-Create a Superhero

Develop characterisation.

Understand how staging can be used to convey abstract concepts.

 Soap Opera Stereotype/Relevance

 

Explore the genre of Soap Opera. Devising scenes and creating characters.

 Soap Opera

 

Development of appropriate artistic terminology.

Communicate and respond to drama as an art form.

 Radio Play (Voice and Speech)-Morphing Objects

 

To introduce the use of the voice.

To reinforce previously learned skills.

Radio Play

Explore the genre of Radio Play.

Devising scenes and creating characters.

8

 

Introduction to Drama Genres

Introduction to the basic Drama Genres.

Key concepts of Naturalism, Melodrama, Horror, Comedia Dell'Arte and Slapstic Comedy.

Page to Stage/Theatre Practitioners

Introduction to Theatre Practitioners with an emphasis on Stanislavski's techniques.

Physical Theatre

Introduction to Physical Theatre. Emphasis on movement,gesture and mime.

Physical Theatre

Key concepts of Physical Theatre. Development of characters.

Introduction to Performance Skills

Development of Performance Skills.

Introduction to     Performance Skills

Introduction to Stage Vocabulary.

KEY STAGE 4

9

Introduction to Drama Component 1, Section A

Live theatre performance Section C Performance and design skills

Introduction to devising -Component 2

Component 2 –Devised Performance

Introduction and  development of performance skills

Component 3-Texts in Practice: Shared performance workshop

10

Component 1, Section B: Set play

Component 1: Sections A and B

Component 2: Research and devising

Component 2: Rehearsals and devising logs

Component 1, section C Live theatre performance

Component 3-Texts in Practice: Performance skills workshops

11

Component 2: Devising: research and development

Component 2: Recorded performance and devising logs

Component 3-Texts in Practice: Rehearsals

Component 3: Visiting examiner

Component 1,Section C-Live Theatre Performance

Component 1: Revision-Exams

N/A